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Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945

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With Mussolini and#146;s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworthand#151;the foremost scholar on the subject writing in Englishand#151;vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth centuryand#146;s most notorious political experiments. Il Duceand#146;s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitlerand#146;s first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in terrible times, this is the definitive account of Italyand#146;s darkest hour.

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With Mussolini and#146;s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworthand#151;the foremost scholar on the subject writing in Englishand#151;vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth centuryand#146;s most notorious political experiments. Il Duceand#146;s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitlerand#146;s first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in terrible times, this is the definitive account of Italyand#146;s darkest hour.

Synopsis:

With Mussolini ’s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworth—the foremost scholar on the subject writing in English—vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth century’s most notorious political experiments. Il Duce’s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitler’s first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in terrible times, this is the definitive account of Italy’s darkest hour.

About the Author

R. J .B. BosworthMussolini was greeted on publication in 2002 as the definitive life of Il Duce. He is professor of history at the University of Western Australia.

Table of Contents

Mussolini's Italy List of illustrations

List of abbreviations

Note on further reading

Maps

Preface

Introduction

1. One Italy or another before 1914

2. Liberal and dynastic war

3. Popular and national war

4. 1919

5. Becoming a Fascist

6. Learning to rule in the provinces

7. Learning to rule from Rome

8. Building a totalitarian dictatorship

9. Forging Fascist society

10. Placing Italy in Europe

11. Going to the people

12. Dictating full-time

13. Becoming imperialists

14. Embracing Nazi Germany

15. Lurching into war

16. The wages of Fascist war

17. Losing all the wars

18. The Fascist heritage

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038566
Author:
Bosworth, R J B
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Bosworth, R. J. B.
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Fascism & Totalitarianism
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Mussolini, Benito
Subject:
Fascism -- Italy.
Subject:
World History-Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert; 3 b/w maps
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.46x5.54x1.57 in. 1.41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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With Mussolini and#146;s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworthand#151;the foremost scholar on the subject writing in Englishand#151;vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth centuryand#146;s most notorious political experiments. Il Duceand#146;s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitlerand#146;s first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in terrible times, this is the definitive account of Italyand#146;s darkest hour.

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With Mussolini ’s Italy, R.J.B. Bosworth—the foremost scholar on the subject writing in English—vividly brings to life the period in which Italians participated in one of the twentieth century’s most notorious political experiments. Il Duce’s Fascists were the original totalitarians, espousing a cult of violence and obedience that inspired many other dictatorships, Hitler’s first among them. But as Bosworth reveals, many Italians resisted its ideology, finding ways, ingenious and varied, to keep Fascism from taking hold as deeply as it did in Germany. A sweeping chronicle of struggle in terrible times, this is the definitive account of Italy’s darkest hour.

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